Other common names: French synonym Immortelle (meaning everlasting), everlasting, curry plant, St John's herb
Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum
Botanical family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Plant part used to extract the oil: flowering tops
Cultivation method: organic
Area of origin:
We are very proud to be the first to cultivate Helichrysum in Greece!
Our hylichrysum is grown organically in the mountains nearVavdos, a beautiful village with the highest altitude in Chalkidiki (923m above the sea level), in Northern Greece. Our oil, distilled at out organically certified distillery, comes from the field where the plants enjoy more than 11 hours of direct sunshine per day in summer! Helichrysum loves sun and we are being rewarded for selecting this perfect location with truly beautiful essential oil.
Legends say that Helichrysum is the Son of the Sun in the earth and this is the reason why plant loves so much Sun. The name comes from Greek Helisso- “ελίσσω” that means to turn around and –chryso, “χρυσό” that means gold. Belongs to the plant family Asteraceae, sp.Helichrysum italicum.
Our Greek Helichrysum Essential Oil is distilled with organic distillation from plants grown on organic farms of Vavdos, Chalkidiki, located at the northern part of Greece. The village has 1000m height and is next to the sea.
We are proud to be first in cultivating Immortelle in Greece and getting the first quantities of one of the best essential oils in aromatherapy.
Our essential oil comes from the field where plants get sun more than 11hours per day during summer. You can only imagine what a great impact sun has on the oil!
Don’t miss the chance to try it!
Biochemical group: Monoterpene
Main chemical compounds: α-pinene, gamma-curcumene, beta-selinene, beta-caryophyllene, italidione I, neryl acetate, alpha-selinene, italicene, alpha-curcumene, italidione II, limonene, alpha-copaene, italidiones III, others (Our essential oil contains ~10% italidiones)
For an aftershave face/neck cream - add together with our Black Pine and/or Organic lavender essential oil to an unscented light cream or lotion
For a face cream - add together with our Sea Fennel and/or Organic lavender essential oil to an unscented face cream
For respiratory infections: inhaleon its own or blended depending on the condition, we like it blended with some Lavandin and Lemon essential oils.
For bruises: we keep a small bottle of Helichrysum diluted in jojoba oil in our First Aid kit and use it on bruises old and new (10 drops of Helichrysum in a teaspoonful of jojoba oil)
For a sinus infection or a headache – simply apply a drop of Helichrysum essential oil to a tissue and inhale; try with a drop of our Peppermint essential oil
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Helichrysum Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition.United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 309.]